Why am I not able to get out of bed?
Last Updated: 06/08/2020 at 5:06pm
Lianne Kirby, MA in Counselling Psychology
I believe everyone should have the opportunity for their voice to be heard. I use a trauma informed, person centred approach in counselling.
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I just sometimes like to escape my responsibility. My bed's a safe place to do it. It's comfy and snuggly. Also has to do with when I'm lazy or have no motivation to do anything. Other times it could be that I'm really tired. Sometimes I pretend I'm sick so I wouldn't have to go to school, but my mom sees everything so ehh ;C. Getting out of bed is good though, if you don't you might develop back pain in your older years. Also because of the phone, I just like to say in bed for like an extra 30-mins on phone
I know my depression can cause lack of motivation or energy to accomplish any thing. Many other mental illnesses or even just a traumatic event can cause the same thing.
Life seems tiring. Getting out of bed is exposing yourself to reality, which can be challenging. You may be experiencing fear of facing what you have to do.
Sometimes, people suffer depression that lead to them having a lessened motivation to want to do things that require physical, emotional and mental activity.
For years i have had problems sleeping, and waking up once i got to sleep it was a dreadful waking up i could just sleep forever, mostly because i just had no ambition to want to do anything, everything seemed pointless to me, so depression i guess is why i can not get out of bed.
A new day has a lot to offer. Don't think of the past, or too far into the future. Take things one step at a time and live for the moment.
Because you disorder is pushing you back from doing it, try to break through it. You can get up, for sure!
This sounds like a sign of depression, have you tried read the 7 cups of tea depression guide? It is located on the top bar of your webpage.
Sometimes when a person is too tired, that's the reason. Or all in all, wanting a little time to yourself.
Mine came from lack of motivation, so I set myself a new alarm, set my self a morning challenge and moved a 20 minute workout into the morning!
It's hard to leave a good thing behind, known by me as the "Locus Eater's dilemma". You're in bed, warm and comfortable, and you don't want to get up. It's completely natural. Although there might be some other reason, like depression that's causing you to stay in bed.
Because your a human being, like all of us. It's no big deal, but you can lessen it's severity by giving yourself something to look forward to.
Depression can totally sap your willpower to want to do anything along with wanting to stay somewhere where you feel safe.
I think it has a lot to do with avoidance. Avoidance of your problems, avoidance of being tired. I also think it's because your bed is safe. It's safe, it's warm.
The bed is the best place to rest. The bed is also the best place to hide. You cling to your bed because your body craves rest and your mind needs to slow down and unwind. But you could also cling to your bed because you do not want to face the world and handle the issues or situations that needs your participation. You might even cling on to your bed to camouflage procrastination or just plain laziness. Which is the answer? Only you can answer it.
Depression is real and it can cause you to feel hopelessness and pain that is so severe that you think it is not even worth getting out of bed anymore. From my own experience, my family, friends, and relationship with God is really what got me through my depression. They are what encouraged me and gave me hope again. Talking to someone like a counselor or even those around you who love you can also help so that you know that you are not alone in your fight. You have people who love you, who are rooting for you, and who believe in you.
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